Samantha Barnard

Deputy Director | Phambano Technology Development Centre, Southern Africa

Tech Donations and Discounts For Churches In South Africa That Need To Digitally Transform During The COVID19 Outbreak

“TechSoup has been a lifesaver… we are able to train all of our students on Microsoft Office to prepare them for positions in the workforce.” — Christian Women’s Job Corps of Madison County, Alabama “TechSoup has been instrumental in upgrading our computers … It is amazing what can be done more efficiently when better communication …

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#NET2SAGoesDigital – An Update From NetSquared South Africa

We have had recent conversations with our partners and donors with regards to the International decisions that have been made for staff travel, hosting of public events and health-safety precautions relating to the COVID-19 Virus. As much as we don’t want to kneejerk, and we have had no confirmed cases of anybody in our areas …

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Zoom: How To Video Conference With Donors, Beneficiaries and Stakeholders Across The Globe In Times Of Crisis

The number of people in the nonprofit sector choosing to work remotely is increasing exponentially, thanks to cloud-based tools that have made it easy to access work projects and assessments anywhere and anytime.   The fact remains that coordinated efforts and communication are of the utmost importance for progress. Logistically, it has become a little more difficult to …

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Resources For Your Nonprofit To Work Remotely During the COVID-19 Outbreak in 2020

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in South Africa, organisations, business and corporates are encouraging their staff to work remotely if possible. While a planned transition to a remote workforce would typically be staged over time, one may need to be implemented quickly in this scenario. Because the current situation with COVID-19 …

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The Importance Of Good Governance NPO Meet and Greet Workshop

On World NGO Day,  27th February 2020, Phambano Technology Development Centre NPC hosted an NGO Meet & Greet Networking event at the beautiful Imibala Precinct (and new home to Phambano Cape Town Office) garden, in Somerset West.  The event was attended by 34 individuals from 24 NGO’s, mainly based in the Winelands and Somerset West Basin …

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Managing Documents in the Cloud Effectively: A Guide For Nonprofits

The ‘cloud-first’ world we live in today offers us advanced levels of collaboration, security, versatility, and productivity. With so many cloud solutions available, deciding on which solution best suits your organisation can be stressful and confusing. In this post we will explain some of the most popular options available to help your NPO select the …

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Top 5 Social Media Platforms To Market Your Nonprofit Organisation in 2020

It is no secret that we all love social media and the technology that helps connect us with others. Consistently, there is an expanding number of people signing up for and using social media. While there weren’t even a billion people using social media in 2010, the number surpassed in excess of 2 billion within …

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